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Nigeria navy kills 6 pirates, injures 1

08/28/2013 9:24am
Nigeria's navy killed six pirates and injured one other in its latest attack to try to stop the outlaws from expanding their territory in the Gulf of Guinea, a navy official said Wednesday.

Detainees disappear amid Nigerian crackdown

08/28/2013 9:29am
In an area of Nigeria where an Islamic insurgency has caught fire, security forces are carrying out night raids in residential neighborhoods and have arrested many people. No one knows where the detainees have wound up, whether they're in good health or even if they're still alive.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe 'toilet paper' charges deferred

08/28/2013 10:24am
Zimbabwean court officials say a case against a man who allegedly intended to use an election poster of President Robert Mugabe as toilet paper has been indefinitely deferred.

Agreement ends fight over Somali port city

08/28/2013 10:37am
Officials say Somalia's government has signed a deal over the administration of a southern port to end months of dispute that threatened wider conflict in the region.

Nigerian court grants US extradition request

08/28/2013 2:29pm
A Nigerian court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of one of its citizens wanted in the U.S. for terrorism.